Market Match Program Grows with the Power of Partnerships and a New Website

Market Match Program Grows with the Power of Partnerships and a New Website
Today, the Ecology Center is launching our new Market Match website, MarketMatch.org. This new mobile compatible website informs shoppers, funders, partners, and the general public about the Market Match program. It builds support for the program, and it assists shoppers in locating the nearest CalFresh-accessible farmers’ market, including those that offer Market Match. Established in… Read more »

Support New National Campaign to Save Seed Sharing

Support New National Campaign to Save Seed Sharing
A new national campaign and petition has been launched by local organizations to protect seed libraries from legal changes that have hindered them in several states. The Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), Richmond Grows Seed Library, and Shareable, with support from the Seed Matters project and Clif Bar Family Foundation, are behind the new Save… Read more »

City Seeks to Relocate North Berkeley Farmers’ Market

City Seeks to Relocate North Berkeley Farmers' Market
The City of Berkeley, driven by safety concerns, is proposing that the North Berkeley Farmers’ Market relocate, in a very short timeframe. The Ecology Center is very concerned that the City’s proposal would jeopardize the viability, safety, and feel of a celebrated community resource. The City’s proposal reconfigures the farmers’ market into a single-file, narrow… Read more »

Bay Area State of Our Water Symposium, 1/29/15

Bay Area State of Our Water Symposium, 1/29/15
Curious about how our water supply is doing in the midst of another dry January? Join our upcoming event, next Thursday, January 29th from 7-9 PM and learn, discuss, and enjoy a night focused on our most precious resource. The Bay Area State of Our Water Symposium addresses the question: what is the state of… Read more »

Spare the Air All Winter? Drought, Poor Air Quality, and Inequity

Spare the Air All Winter? Drought, Poor Air Quality, and Inequity
December seems long gone, along with the big storms it brought. The weeks of dry, sunny and windless winter weather contribute to California’s ongoing drought, and they also have a hard impact on air quality. There’s not too much we can do to change the weather, which is caused by the winter inversion, the high… Read more »